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Covid-19 Effect On Border Communications
Cherie Storms

With the Covid-19 Global Pandemic many government agency communication channels are understandably overwhelmed with demand...

March 25, 2020
Getting COVID19 Medical Supplies Into Canada
Gloria Terhaar

We reached out to Health Canada for guidance on how to make your product(s) available in Canada to address the COVID-19 pandemic and here’s what they told us:

March 20, 2020
CA/US Borders Still Remain Open To Trade, Commerce And Essential Traffic | Q&A
Cherie Storms

Today, we thought we would share with you some of the questions that we've had come in from our importing clients.

March 20, 2020
Textiles On CBP Radar As Priority Trade Issue
Misty Gibbins

The United States exports more than $76 billion dollars worth of textiles annually and employs nearly 600,000 workers. It is easy to see why CBP would set it as a priority to protect this US industry...

March 9, 2020
Free Trade Agreements And The Certificate Of Origin
Jan Brock

Free Trade Agreements can save importers and exporters money on import duties and give a business a competitive advantage. Canada has free trade agreements with more than 40 countries...

March 4, 2020
Are You In Compliance With The Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) Requirements?
Misty Gibbins

This requires US buyers to make sure they are importing from foreign producers that are manufacturing under the same standards as domestically made foods...

February 21, 2020
Determine The Country Of Origin Before You Import
Jan Brock

Determining the origin of a product can reduce the amount of duty an importer may have to pay on a product when importing. There are differing rules of origin under various national laws and international treaties...

February 19, 2020
What’s Next After Brexit?
Jan Brock

The UK formally left the EU on January 31, 2020, with a withdrawal deal. It is now in a transition period that is scheduled to end on December 31, 2020. The EU and the UK have both made it clear...

February 6, 2020
Top Five Reasons Why Your Broker Can Not Process Your Shipment Into Canada
Jan Brock

If the documentation is incomplete or the information on the documentation is not clear then the shipment will be held up at the border by CBSA. Here are the top five reasons...

February 4, 2020
The 2019 Highlights Of Trade In Canada
Jan Brock

The Trade community saw many developments and challenges in the past year. Here is a small sampling of some of the initiatives and disruptions in Canada that the trade community faced in 2019.

January 29, 2020